India sweep to historic win

India recorded their first test victory in South Africa with a 123-run success before lunch on day four yesterday.

India recorded their first test victory in South Africa with a 123-run success before lunch on day four yesterday.

Resuming on 163 for 5, South Africa lost Mark Boucher in the third over of the morning, trapped by a Zaheer Khan ball pitched just outside leg-stump.

Shaun Pollock hit his first ball for four and added a six and five more boundaries before missing a slog sweep and getting bowled by Anil Kumble.

Final hope Ashwell Prince was the ninth batsman out for a gritty 97, spanning five hours, a third wicket for evergreen Kumble. India's success was all the more impressive considering their comprehensive 4-0 defeat in the preceding one-day series.

l Australia have recaptured the Ashes after bowling England out for 350 on the final day of the Perth test yesterday. They won the match by 206 runs for a 3-0 lead in the five-match series. - BBC

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